You’re Wrong About
Publisher: Michael Hobbes, Sarah Marshall
Critic Rating: 5.0/5
User Rating: 4.3/5
Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.
Chloe Walker - PodcastReview.org - Dec 30, 2020
"You’re Wrong About is much livelier than your average history podcast, and that’s largely due to the emphasis Marshall and Hobbes put on empathizing with their subjects. They are both active listeners, each responding to the tale they’re being told as if it happened to a mutual friend (“Aww sweetie” has become one of the show’s most beloved catchphrases). The hosts’ infectious enthusiasm, and desire to understand the people at the center of these narratives, makes even the seemingly less interesting topics feel relevant and fresh. Still, the more you listen to You’re Wrong About, the richer an experience it becomes. In a world in dire need of both more empathy and better media literacy, You’re Wrong About is a vital, engaging listen."
Rachel Syme - New Yorker - Oct 12, 2020
"The show works—and never feels preachy—because it follows a novel format. While many history podcasts feature one or two hosts reciting a litany of facts, like a staged reading of Wikipedia, Hobbes, thirty-eight, and Marshall, thirty-two, have taken a more exploratory approach."
Jess Commons - Refinery29 - May 1, 2020
"You're Wrong About is not a new podcast but it's one that I've taken to hungrily since lockdown, delighting in the satisfying mix of in-depth research and sarcastic wit. You're Wrong About gives context to the situations these women found themselves in, the patriarchal structures that existed to destroy them and the powerful men and media outlets that made that happen."
Sarah Griffin - Irish Times - Jan 26, 2019
"I mention regularly in this column that I am allergic to crime podcasts in almost all formats – but You’re Wrong About isn’t, thankfully, a crime podcast. Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall make for really compelling hosts: they have organic, good chemistry, without ever segueing into prolonged personal anecdotes. Their conversational pace is really enjoyable and their tone is balanced: they handle incredibly dark subjects with a levity that never feels disrespectful. The show is incredibly well researched – Hobbes and Marshall very seldom leave their subject matter, delving deeper rather than orbiting around it. They are analytical and curious and have done their homework – they bring facts and discoveries to the listener in a way that feels exciting. They’re journalists and this is a journalistic podcast, but in chat form. This hybrid makes for a really compelling listen – what feels like two interesting, educated people talking is really well composed journalism in disguise. The production is that lovely punk-rock two-people-talking-into-a-microphone format that so rarely delivers, but here feels intimate and scrappy. To my ears there are barely any edits, just one long, streamlined conversation. I’m absolutely addicted to this podcast and can’t wait for what they unpack next."
Cara L. - Feb 15, 2021
"This podcast dives deep into Nicole's story. The hosts make a point about how we know so much about OJ and so much attention was/is given to him but Nicole has never really been given a voice. In this podcast, she really is given one. The podcasters discuss Nicole's childhood, how she met OJ, their relationship and her life (and death) with him. It's a two-parter and the episodes are pretty long but I was hooked throughout. There's a lot of discussion about domestic violence (obviously) and the complicated emotions that come with that."
Imran A. - Jan 19, 2021
"Read reviews of this podcast. Listened to this episode. It took a little getting used to the co-host and how she kind of chimes. I get why she's there and I'm go with it. Regarding the content itself, I do like the long deep dives how they do talk about studies and sources to back up any debunked or like this episode why people fall into dark pits of conspiracies."
Imran A. - Jan 10, 2021
"Read reviews of this podcast. Listened to this episode. It took a little getting used to the co-host and how she kind of chimes. I get why she's there and I'm going with it. Regarding the content itself, I do like the long deep dives how they do talk about studies and sources to back up any debunked or like this episode why people fall into dark pits of conspiracies."
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